Walking with Moms In Need

Help Before and After Your Baby is Born!

An Inventory of Local Pregnancy Help and Family Assistance for women raising children.

Pregnant and parenting moms-in-need are in our parishes and our neighborhoods. As Pope Francis reminds us, our parishes need to be “Islands of mercy in the midst of the sea of indifference.” Using these resources, everyone in our parish community can help a pregnant or parenting woman get the support she needs.  We hope to move closer to the day when every mother in need knows where to turn for help. Click here for a printable guide to these resources.

Birthright

2136 North Ridge Rd., Elyria, OH 44035

Phone: 440-324-9566

https://birthright.org/elyria

Provides information about pregnancy, childbirth, adoption, parenting skills, child care. Referrals for medical support, financial resources, housing, professional counseling, supplies including diapers, formula, blankets, clothing, and more.

 

Cornerstone Pregnancy Services

364 Griswold Rd., Elyria, OH 44035

Phone: 440-284-1010

Text: 440-420-4606

https://cornerstoneanswers.org

Provides free pregnancy tests, support for parents and partners, parenting and childbirth classes, community-assistance referrals, limited ultrasound imaging, maternity and baby clothes, and more.

 

Mercy Health Resource Mothers

1957 Cooper Foster Rd.

Amherst, OH 44001

Phone: 440-989-3920

https://www.mercy.com/lorain/about-us/outreach-services/resource-for-mothers

Provides prenatal care, dependency counseling, post-natal care, support groups, car seat program, social services, and more.

North Ridgeville Community Care

34015 Center Ridge Rd.

North Ridgeville, OH 44039

Phone: 440-353-9716

http://nrcommcare.org/agency-programs.html

Services include food pantry, clothing and household items, utility and housing assistance, summer lunches, school supplies, essentials not covered by food stamps, and more.

Zelie’s Home

P.O. Box 25612, Garfield Heights, OH 44125

Phone: 440-886-2620

              216-282-8053 (Intake line)

https://www.zelieshome.org

Provides shelter to pregnant women for more than 90 days. Qualified women join at any point in their pregnancy and are able to stay up to 9 months post-pregnancy.
 

Ohio’s Safe Havens for Newborns

(Help Me Grow)

Phone: 1-800-755-4769
https://jfs.ohio.gov/safehavens

Safe Havens allows a birth parent to leave an infant (up to 30 days old) with a medical worker in a hospital; a medical worker at a fire department or other emergency service organization; or a peace officer at a law enforcement agency.
 

National Hotline

ProLife Across America

Phone: 1-800-366-7773
https://prolifeacrossamerica.org

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This list published June 2022.